Invigorating and enlightening.
I can now accomplish much bigger dreams.”
– Soraya Sheppard, Executive Director
About Innotivity™ Institute
The Innotivity Institute’s programs of training, coaching, consulting and mindset makeovers help leaders, entrepreneurs, companies and creative professionals up their Creativity and Innovation skills and results. Our flagship program, the Innovation Explosion, is a step-by-step 8 week process proven to increase Creativity scores and help jumpstart stalled projects. We also train and internationally certify Creativity and Innovation Coaches via the International Coaches Register
The Creativity Crisis
98% of adults have lost the Creativity we were born with. Yet Innovation begins with Creativity. Innovation efforts are doomed without addressing this fundamental Creativity crisis. Our method of INNOTIVITY™ focusses on rebuilding personal adaptability, overcoming our attachment to our fixed personality. You can only get the ideas YOU would have, so the more flexible you are, the more creative you will be.
Imagine being drenched in a driving thunderstorm while you fumble with a big set of keys. When you finally find the right key, you realise you’re standing at the wrong door. What’s the point of having the right key to the wrong lock? To find new ways forward, both the right key and the right door are necessary.
Creativity and Innovation are not two very different things. They are just two parts of one process that starts with encountering a challenge, and ends with sorting it out. That process is INNOTIVITY™.
Creativity is simply “the ability to think differently from yourself.” And Innovation is really just Creativity in action. They do in fact so often seem to demand almost opposite personality types and skills.
Using the method of INNOTIVITY helps us learn to access our lost creative genius and apply Creativity skills to Innovation and vice-versa, making the whole process of reinvention and pivoting far more successful.
How to Dance with Uncertainty
Uncertainty is not a challenge to overcome.
Uncertainty is the source of Innotivity.
In this two-session workshop, you will take a challenge you're currently struggling with due to uncertainty and find innovative and creative ways to blow right through it.
You’ll learn to welcome uncertainty - instead of trying to turn it into certainty.
And yes, you will dance to celebrate your breakthroughs!
MEET OUR FOUNDER
Michael is a transformational coach, trainer, teacher, speaker, writer, and expert in the mindset of Creativity and Innovation. He is an internationally accredited Master of Creativity and Innovation Coaching and Master NLP Practitioner as well as a certified Executive Coach, Thought Leader Coach, Abundance Coach and Life Coach.
He is also a working creative professional with more than two decades of experience in the film and TV industry in the US, Europe and Africa. After graduating from Stanford, his first job was as a Script Analyst for Castle Rock Pictures, before moving to Prague where he co-founded the international literary magazine TRAFIKA and began his journey as a filmmaker. His TV productions have won 5 South African Film & TV Awards (SAFTAs), and he is currently writing and producing adaptations of three South African novels for the screen.
He has been involved in education for years and is the founder of the Academy of Television and Screen Arts in Johannesburg. He is a Global Advisor for Innovation Minds and a coach on the cutting-edge platforms The Mastery Hub and My Pocket Coach.
His books INNOTIVITY: A Mind Makeover Manual and How to Dance with Uncertainty will be coming out soon.
MEET OUR INTERNS
Sir Lancelot, AKA Lance, the Innotivity Institute Intern
Leaders! Inspire your teams! If you're looking for unconditional devotion to your mission and loyalty to your training needs, Lance is your LabradorXCollieX. He is a Puppy Thought Leader, Human Behavior Expert ball of energy!
BonBon, the Senior Intern
BonBon, being very Senior, doesn't do much public activity anymore. To get her for coaching, her rates are through the ROOF! (Get it?) Her main job these days consists of helping train Lance to do his job something close to properly - which is very, very hard to do. So far, she has managed to teach him to do his business outside - well done, Bonnie! - although he still struggles to tell the difference between the pavement and the grass. Sigh. BonBon also eats cooked carrots, which you will understand better once you have done The Innovation Explosion.